Large Bath Towels
There is nothing like stepping out of a refreshing shower or hot bath and wrapping up in a soft and fluffy bath towel, especially if it smells good. Today, like everything else, including our behinds, bath towels are getting bigger and bigger. Bath towels have evolved into the large bath towels or bath sheets, as some call them. These large towels are sometimes confused with beach towels, which are a bit smaller and less absorbent. Beach towels are typically used to protect the body when laying on sand at the beach, or as cover when changing clothes in a public place. They are not typically used to wisk away moisture from the skin or for warmth after washing the body.
Larger bath towels now replace the normal sized bath towel in towel sets. A traditional towel set consists of a wash cloth, a hand towel and a bath towel. A modern day towel set can include the latter with a large bath towel or bath sheet thrown in for good measure. These towels come in all colors to match every décor as well as in all types of fabric. Many today are moving from the use of cotton towels to bamboo or hemp cloth because these crops and fabric are more eco friendly. Bamboo cloth is known to be safe for sensitive skin is and is naturally antibacterial.
Cotton production uses more pesticide than any other crop making it a possible health hazard. It would stand to reason that the bigger the cotton towel the greater the danger of getting the residue of these pesticides in the towel, on your skin. Alternative cloths, such as hemp and bamboo don’t have this problem. And it is not an expensive switch. Large bath towels do cost more than standard sized towels, however the cost is not prohibitive nor out of reach for most people. In today’s market there is no limit on the colors and types of large bath towels available to consumers.
Historically speaking, the towel was invented in the city of Bursa, in Turkey. Turkish towels are still talked about as being the Rolls Royce of towels, and they can be used for a number of things besides drying off the body. Nearly everyone has engaged in horseplay where they were snapped with a towel. Towels, long ago, invaded the sports world as a way of showing support for the team, or in some cases surrender, as in throwing in the towel. Large bath towels are sometimes used as blankets, or as a sarong over a bathing suit, or in a myriad of other ways limited only by imagination.